Sunday, May 18, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Sheep Shape

The Blogger's Quilt Festival, is going on right now at Amy's Creative Side!   I always look forward to perusing this amazing virtual online quilt show each Spring and Fall, and this time, I can add one of my own original designs in the Small Quilts category.

Quiltmaker magazine calls it "Sheep Shape"!  

Yes, I was a little "Sheepish" (<< see that story) when I discovered that it was the Covergirl!!!   

And, yes, I may have lurked in the grocery store for a few extra minutes when I saw it on the rack!  By the way, it's still on newsstands, or available online at

It was at last year's Quilt Market in Portland that the gals from Quiltmaker spied my little Hexie Meadow quilt.  I was using it to demonstrate my "Hexagami" make & take dimensional flowers at the Riley Blake Designs' booth, when they invited me to submit the quilt for a future edition.

I quilted swirls for the sheep's wool, meandering swirls and loops for the sky and a meandering zig-zag for the grass.  I used Cuddle faux fur for the backing, and the big, loose quilting will allow the loft to come through for a soft, cuddly baby quilt.  (Now, all I need are grandbabies!)

 Right now, the quilt is just wrapping up a trip to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh.  Can't wait to see her again!
Sheep Shape
Crib Throw, size 43-1/2" x 55"
Riley Blake Designs' Basics (dots, chevrons, shuffle, gingham, solids, shades)
Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly batting, Shannon Aqua Cuddle backing
Be sure to check out all the terrific quilts not only in this category: Small Quilts, but link to all the other entries here:  Blogger's Quilt Festival.

You can nominate your favorite quilt for Viewer's Choice this week HERE, and VOTE for your favorite quilts in each category beginning May 23rd.  Don't miss this fantastic display of quilts and their stories, submitted by quilters from around the globe, inspiring and stitching us all together!  Meanwhile... I'll be back at the farm... so to speak, herding more sheep (see a little flock HERE)!


  1. Love your sheep, it is so adorable!

  2. What a cute quilt, I love it. What a great face on your sheep!

  3. Such a fun quilt and awesome quilting!

  4. Wonderful quilt! This sheep like me a long time :)

  5. Beautiful quilt. Congratulations on the publication!

  6. I love your hexie sheep. I posted my mini version of your sheet on Quiltmaker's Facebook page. As soon as I saw the magazine, I had to stop everything and make it. Thank you for such creativity.

  7. Oops...meant to say sheep!!!

  8. OH. MY. Super cute, cute, CUTE! Can you tell me what the process is to get a quilt that you designed IN a magazine? Do you 'apply'?

    1. Thanks Karin - In this case, they asked me, but in most cases, there is usually submission information in the magazine, or online. I've only done this once before, and that was also a result of the magazine rep seeing the actual quilt.

  9. Congratulations! Sheep Shape is just the cutest ever quilt!! Being published and shown at quilt market is very exciting. Your smile shows how very proud you are and should be. Creative Bliss and Blessings...

  10. This is really cute Deonn! Love it!


  11. Looks like a sheep Sean - children's favorite hero!

  12. That is such a fun design and adorable! Love it!

  13. I have already got the Magazine and it is on my LIST! #20 Grandbaby NEEDS this quilt.

  14. What an adorable quilt. It's just too cute. Beautiful quilting too.

  15. I can't wait to get started on this quilt. I ordered the back issue magazine. I am going to order the rulers and quilt kit now. Think I will use plush rosebud or plush supra for the sheep. Thanks for your great design.


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